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By Libby Briscoe, Pharm.D., SMSHP president-elect, clinical pharmacist specialist, antimicrobial stewardship, Beaumont Health, Taylor, Mich.

Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SMSHP) has had an exceptionally exciting 2019 so far and has much more to look forward to. We have had excellent continuing education (CE) presentations every month beginning with Katie Axford, Pharm.D., BCPS speaking in January on designing a professional development plan. February brought Amy VandenBerg, Pharm.D., BCPP to speak on newly approved antidepressants and antipsychotics. March had Rachel Wein, Pharm.D., BCPS providing an update on toxicology and April had Lama Hsaiky, Pharm.D., BCPS giving an update on HIV treatment. May was our annual presentation from the ASHP president-elect, which was really special because it was from Kathleen Pawlicki, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP who is a previous president of both MSHP and SMSHP. Our annual Technician Seminar took place in June and had a great turnout. This seminar provided technicians with three live CE hours in required categories. 

SMSHP will take a break in July, but will come back in August. for the annual golf outing with an update of new drug approvals from Margo Farber, Pharm.D. In September MSHP will have a speaker on the hot topic of medical marijuana. The Oct. 9 Residency Showcase will not offer live CE this year, but there will be a CE topic of anticoagulation during the November meeting.
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